Worlds Enough & Time: Five Tales of Speculative Fiction
An extraordinary artist with few rivals in his chosen arena, Dan Simmons possesses a restless talent that continually presses boundaries while tantalizing the mind and touching the soul. Now he offers us a superb quintet of novellas -- five dazzling masterworks of speculative fiction, including... show more
An extraordinary artist with few rivals in his chosen arena, Dan Simmons possesses a restless talent that continually presses boundaries while tantalizing the mind and touching the soul. Now he offers us a superb quintet of novellas -- five dazzling masterworks of speculative fiction, including "Orphans of the Helix," his award-winning return to the Hyperion Universe -- that demonstrates the unique mastery, breathtaking invention, and flawless craftsmanship of one of contemporary fiction's true greats. Human colonists seeking something other than godhood encounter their long-lost "cousins"...and an ancient scourge. A devastated man in suicide's embrace is caught up in a bizarre cat-and-mouse game with a young woman possessing a world-ending power. The distant descendants of a once-oppressed people learn a chilling lesson about the persistence of the past. A terrifying ascent up the frigid, snow-swept slopes of K2 shatters preconceptions and reveals the true natures of four climbers, one of whom is not human. At the intersection of a grand past and a threadbare present, an aging American in Russia confronts his own mortality as he glimpses a wondrous future.
Publish date: November 26th 2002
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Looking for Kelly Dahl: ★★★A teacher, a drunkard, a grieving father finds solace by dealing with his guilt.Orphans of the Helix: ★★★Different races following different faiths help each other out.The Ninth of Av: ★★Persecution knows no boundaries.On K2 With Kanakaredes: ★★★How men (and I use that ter...
Five stories previously published from the time period of the late 90s to the early 00s. Worth the read is "Orphans of the Helix" where Simmons returns to the world of Hyperion. Another good read is "On K2 with Kanakeredes". Quality writing overall from the early years of this SFF author.
A collection of 5 "long short-stories" by Simmons, with introductions by the author.* "Looking for Kelly Dahl"I'd read this one before, I think in a "Year's Best SF" collection for 1996.It's a surreal but memorable story of a burned-out, alcoholic teacher, who's emotionally suffering from the death ...